Innovation in science, technology and industry

Key biotechnology indicators

 

These biotechnology indicators are produced by the OECD’s Directorate for Science Technology and Innovation (DSTI).

Latest update: November 2017

Tiny URL for this page: oe.cd/kbi

 

See also: Revised proposal for the revision of the statistical definitions of biotechnology and nanotechnology (January 2018)

 

 

Click on the links below to go to the graphs and get to the underlying data in Excel format

  

1. Biotechnology firms

KBI 1 Number of firms active in biotechnology, 2006-2015


2. Biotechnology R&D

KBI 3 Biotechnology R&D expenditures in the business sector, 2006-2015

KBI 4 Biotechnology R&D intensity in the business sector, 2006-2015

KBI 5 Percentage of biotechnology R&D expenditure by dedicated biotechnology R&D firms in the services sector, 2014 or latest available year (last updated October 2016)

KBI 6 Percentage of biotechnology R&D expenditure performed by small biotechnology/R&D firms, 2014 or latest available year (last updated October 2016)

 

3. Public-sector biotechnology R&D

KBI 7 Intramural biotechnology R&D expenditures in the government and higher education sectors, millions of USD PPP, 2005-2015

KBI 8 Intramural biotechnology R&D expenditures in the government and higher education sectors as a percentage of total government and higher education sectors R&D expenditures, 2005-2015

 

4. Biotechnology applications

KBI 9 Percentage of dedicated biotechnology firms by application, latest available year (last updated October 2016)

KBI 10 Percentage of biotechnology R&D by application, latest available year (last updated October 2016)

 

5. Biotechnology patents

KBI 11 Economies' share in biotechnology-related patents, based on the new biotech definition, OECD countries,  2000-14

KBI 12 Revealed technological advantage in biotechnologies, based on the new biotech definition, 2002-2005 and 2012-2015

 

Methodology: Biotechnology statistics methodology 2017 (xls) 

 

Also available: Key nanotechnology indicators